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Old 01-16-2017, 05:33 AM
 
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World War II veteran who met Obama dies at 108
STUART, Fla. — William Mohr, one of the oldest World War II veterans in the U.S., died last month in Pennsylvania of natural causes.

He was surrounded by his family, caregivers, an Irish priest from his family's hometown and Santa, who visited him at the hospital in Hatboro, Pa., according to the release from Debbie Goetz Media Connections.

"He was still smiling when he took his last breath," said his daughter, Jodie Hartshorne, of Palm City.

Mohr made national headlines when he was invited to attend the 2016 Veterans Day Breakfast at the White House, where he and his family met President Obama.

Obama: Veterans can help unite the country after divisive election
Obama asked Mohr the secret to his longevity, and Mohr said that "he eats chicken Campbell noodle soup every day."

Mohr enlisted in the Army in 1940 as a sergeant and was a member of the 45th Infantry from 1943 to 1945, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, the release states.

Mohr became the oldest person to throw a ceremonial first pitch in March 2015 at a New York Mets spring game against the Houston Astros at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

Mohr and his wife, Josephine, who died in October 2015 at 98 years old, were married for 72 years.

Mohr leaves behind four children and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at Harbor Place sometime in February, Hartshorne said.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:07 PM
 
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World War II veteran who met Obama dies at 108
STUART, Fla. William Mohr, one of the oldest World War II veterans in the U.S., died last month in Pennsylvania of natural causes.

He was surrounded by his family, caregivers, an Irish priest from his family's hometown and Santa, who visited him at the hospital in Hatboro, Pa., according to the release from Debbie Goetz Media Connections.

"He was still smiling when he took his last breath," said his daughter, Jodie Hartshorne, of Palm City.

Mohr made national headlines when he was invited to attend the 2016 Veterans Day Breakfast at the White House, where he and his family met President Obama.

Obama: Veterans can help unite the country after divisive election
Obama asked Mohr the secret to his longevity, and Mohr said that "he eats chicken Campbell noodle soup every day."

Mohr enlisted in the Army in 1940 as a sergeant and was a member of the 45th Infantry from 1943 to 1945, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, the release states.

Mohr became the oldest person to throw a ceremonial first pitch in March 2015 at a New York Mets spring game against the Houston Astros at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

Mohr and his wife, Josephine, who died in October 2015 at 98 years old, were married for 72 years.

Mohr leaves behind four children and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at Harbor Place sometime in February, Hartshorne said.



Salute.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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Sad passing of one of a VERY rare breed................Salute Marine


Last of elite Navajo Code Talkers has died aged 93 | Daily Mail Online
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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My uncle , Ed Chromey, was laid to rest today at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls MN. His funeral was yesterday.


Ed enlisted in the Navy in 1942 at the age of 18 and served aboard the USS Monongahela during WWII.
Ed was father to 10 children.
Ed was 92.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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My uncle , Ed Chromey, was laid to rest today at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls MN. His funeral was yesterday.


Ed enlisted in the Navy in 1942 at the age of 18 and served aboard the USS Monongahela during WWII.
Ed was father to 10 children.
Ed was 92.

My condolences.........and I salute his service.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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My wife's uncle, Donald Dean Bowmaker, was laid to rest on 13 May 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. A Korean War veteran, he rarely talked of his time in combat as a transportation company driver. The local American Legion Post, of which he was a longtime member, provided graveside honors, it was exactly as he, a simple and practical man, would have wanted.


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Old 07-27-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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I hope this is an appropriate place to post this.

A true hero, surrounded by his loved ones on his final journey.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/marine-do...145601304.html

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Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Cena the black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at a museum ship in Muskegon and carried off in a flag-draped coffin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfWDO2ECbkg
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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I hope this is an appropriate place to post this.

A true hero, surrounded by his loved ones on his final journey.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/marine-do...145601304.html
Yep, it's appropriate.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:31 AM
 
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Yes!
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Yes!



I agree .Those dogs saved many lives in Vietnam also..........
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